‘Animal Airwaves’ Category

Animal Airwaves is a daily radio series that features one-minute segments relating to animal health. Each module focuses on different topic of interests to the owners of animals of all types, ranging from consumer tips offering insights into animal behavior, to veterinary patient care breakthroughs and trends. A production of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, HSC communications staff and WUFT-FM in Gainesville, Animal Airwaves appears three times each day in the local public radio coverage area.

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Audio LIVE: Exotic Pets

Jun 14, 2014 • By Speaker: Dr. Darryl Heard

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEver thought you might want to bring an exotic pet into your household? Pets other than the traditional dog or cat have become increasingly popular in the past few decades. However, before you bring home a pet rabbit, a snake, an iguana, a ferret or some other exotic species, […]

Audio Live: Disaster Preparedness and Veterinary Medicine

Jun 7, 2014 • By Speaker: John Haven

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe UF College of Veterinary Medicine is a leader in disaster response efforts in the state of Florida and beyond. John Haven, director of the Veterinary Emergency Treatment Services (VETS) disaster response and technical rescue team, provides an update on the kinds of training involved in these efforts and […]

Audio Standing the heat

Jun 1, 2014 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYour pooch’s paws might look tough, but there are times when they could use pampering. You know what it feels like to walk barefoot on scorching pavement, metal or blacktop. That heat can actually burn your dog’s footpads. Pad burns are not obvious right away, but your dog will […]

Audio It’s all about annual exams

Jun 1, 2014 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs a responsible pet owner, you want your buddy to be in top shape. Therefore, the lynchpin of your care plan should be an annual exam. If you think yearly check-ups are just about shots, think again. The goal of annual exams to prevent a problem before it arises. […]

Audio All that in a glass of milk

Jun 1, 2014 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDairy farmers are some of the hardest workers around – and so are their cows. The average U.S. dairy farm milks a herd of 115 cows every day. And to be able to produce a daily average of 7 gallons of milk, a dairy cow eats about 100 pounds […]

Audio A surgery with many solutions

Jun 1, 2014 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThere are plenty of reasons to have your female feline spayed or your tomcat neutered. Avoiding unplanned litters is just one of them. Spaying and neutering also help prevent serious medical and behavioral problems. A cat spayed before 6 months of age has a lower risk of breast cancer. […]

Audio Keeping joints running smoothly

Jun 1, 2014 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLike gears locking in an engine, damage to your horse’s joints can stop him in his tracks. Joint surfaces are normally bathed by a lubricating fluid that allows bone ends to glide smoothly. That nourishing fluid also contains the goodies that bacteria want to grow and thrive. Fortunately, a […]

Audio Breaking a vicious cycle

Jun 1, 2014 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAnimal abuse is a criminal act on its own, but it also commonly foreshadows domestic violence. And to complete this disheartening cycle, children who are exposed to domestic violence may be much more likely to abuse animals in the future. Over 70 percent of women at domestic violence shelters […]

Audio Nailing a lifetime routine

Jun 1, 2014 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMany cats try to run for the hills when the nail clipper comes out. But it doesn’t have to be that way if you train your kitten early on. Start by sitting quietly with your kitty on your lap. Begin to massage your cat’s toes, one at a time, […]

Audio Are you seeing the holistic picture?

Jun 1, 2014 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHolistic medicine, whether for pets or people, focuses on the whole body and its natural ability to heal. Herbal medicinals are often a part of this alternative natural therapy. And surely natural means safe, doesn’t it? Some holistic methods, like providing optimal nutrition, result in real benefits for your […]

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